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PONTCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT

PONTCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest aqueduct in Britain, the highest navigable aqueduct in the world and a World Heritage Site. It was designed by Thomas Telford (1757-1834) and carries the Llangollen Canal 126 feet (38 m) over the valley of the River Dee. The Aqueduct was built between 1795 and 1805 is 1,008 yards (307 m) long and just 12 feet (3.6 m) wide. You can walk across on a path alongside the canal (the advice is not to look down), or take a boat.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is considered one of the outstanding examples of the innovations brought about by the Industrial Revolution in Britain and has been described as a masterpiece of creative genius.

Region/Nation:
Location/Address:
Station Rd
Trevor Basin
Wrexham
County:
Clwyd
Post Code:
LL20 7TG
Main Historic Period:
Georgian
Tip/Nearby:
Chirk Castle
Primary Management:
Other

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